Read in 2018

Because of my waning interest in devouring books at rapid-fire pace, I’ve set myself a more reasonable goal this year of reading just 30 books. With regards to mini-goals, I hope that at least 20 of these books will be books I owned prior to 2018 and at least 10 will be non-fiction that I’ve not read previously.

2019 Update: I read 35 books, about nine of which were books that I owned prior to 2018. I also read five non-fiction books (most of which were new purchases). Not too shabby!

January

  1. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld | ★★★

February 

  1. Night by Elie Wiesel | ★★★★★ 
  2. The Chosen by Chaim Potok | ★★★★★
  3. Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do by Chris Guillebeau |★★★★
  4. The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money by Chelsea Fagan | ★★★★
  5. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau | ★★★★★ 

March

  1. Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger | ★★★★★ 
  2. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson | ★★★★½
  3. House Rules by Jodi Picoult | ★★★

April

  1. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent | ★★★★
  2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor | ★★★★
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  7. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder | ★★★★★

May

  1. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle | ★★★★★
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling | no rating
  5. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | ★★½
  6. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman | ★★★★½
  7. La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman | ★★★★

June

  1. The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle | ★★★★
  2. Troubling a Star by Madeleine L’Engle | ★★★½
  3. Dragons in the Waters by Madeleine L’Engle | ★★½
  4. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende | ★★★★

July

  1. Vassa in the Night by Madeleine L’Engle | ★★★★½
  2. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko | ★★★★
  3. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene | ★★★½

August

  1. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes | ★★½
  2. How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (edited) by Maureen Johnson| ★★★★

September

  1. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones | ★★★★★

October 

  1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green | ★★★★½

November

  1. Heist Society by Ally Carter | ★★★

December